Altnagelvin has 5.37% capacity left in system - three times the total COVID-19 occupancy at Derry hospital

Altnagelvin now has 5.37 per cent capacity left in the hospital system - three times the total COVID-19 occupancy at the hospital while the number of SARS-CoV-2 patients in Western Trust hospitals is at its lowest point since September 25.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 3:38 pm

At midnight on Thursday 14 people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals.

This is as low as it has been since September 25 last year.

Altnagelvin

Just two of 10 (20%) ICU beds at Altnagelvin were being used to treat COVID-19 patients; five (50%) were occupied by patients with other conditions and three (30%) were free.

Three ICU patients in total were being ventilated - one was a COVID-19 patient and two were non-COVID-19 patients.

In terms of general occupancy 1.79% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 88.96% were ‘other occupied’ and there was 5.37% capacity left in the hospital system; 3.88% were ‘awaiting admission.’

There have been no further deaths.